Christian conservative activists on Monday warned the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) against ending its ban on gay scouts and leaders.

The BSA's national board will consider ending the ban and allowing local chapters to decide the issue at its regularly scheduled meeting next week.

(Related: Boy Scouts mull ending gay ban.)

“Jerry Sandusky is now the poster boy for the Boy Scouts of America,” tweeted Fischer, spokesman for the Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA).

Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council (FRC), said that allowing gay members would undermine “the well-being of the boys under their care.”

“The Boy Scouts of America board would be making a serious mistake to bow to the strong-arm tactics of LGBT activists and open the organization to homosexuality,” Perkins said. “What has changed in terms of the Boy Scouts' concern for the well-being of the boys under their care? Or is this not about the well-being of the Scouts, but the funding for the organization?”

Perkins added in an email to supporters that the policy change would have “devastating” consequences.